Review: THE DEVICE (2014)

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These days, alien abduction films tend to be limited to some form of POV and/or found footage angle, bypassing the classic approach, letting things play out in a narrative and visually appealing way. What was once one of the most terrifying subgenres just doesn’t do much for me these days, and more times than not, […]

Genre Gut Punches: “The Dog Monologue” in FROZEN

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It’s impossible to count the amount of characters that have died on screen over the course of cinematic history.  I’ve seen people hacked to bits, dismembered, set on fire, crushed, stabbed, choked, speared, combusted, drowned, hanged, and suffered in hundreds of other ways, but I seldom stop to think about what the death means for […]

Addiction Gets Satanic In New INNER DEMONS Poster; Trailer Out

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With how many films that deal with the man downstairs coming out, it’s safe to say that Satanic horror is making a big comeback. Everything from THE DEVIL INCARNATE, THE DEVIL’S HAND and now, the interesting sounding INNER DEMONS (hitting limited theaters and VOD October 3rd via IFC Midnight). Bypassing the typical found footage route […]

Bluray Review: PUMPKINHEAD

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The first and only time I had seen PUMPKINHEAD was upon its initial release, maybe once since, but I can’t remember for the life of me. From what I recall, I liked it but never thought it was anything to write home about. Well, some things change, and some films age in ways that change […]

DEXTER’s Jennifer Carpenter Involved In Satanic Devout Cult Film THE DEVIL’S HAND; Trailer Online

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With DEXTER fans still feeling the sting of that finale (WHY GOD WHY?!!), fans of Jennifer Carpenter can now rejoice, as the debut trailer for Christian E. Christiansen’s THE DEVIL’S HAND (hitting VOD/theaters on Oct.10th) has finally hit. Written by MR. JONES director Karl Mueller, the film revolves around a devout village of religious fanatics who believe that […]

Blood and Surrealism Front and Center In First Trailer For Jose Prendes Serial Killer Film THE DIVINE TRAGEDIES!!

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The Jose Prendes (THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE)-helmed “existentialist serial killer film on crack” film, THE DIVINE TRAGEDIES, has been gaining a lot of buzz over the last few months. With genre favorites such as Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Sean Whalen and Lynn Lowry joining a cast that already included actor/producer Jon Kondelik and THE HAUNTING […]

Beyond Fest 2014 Bringing Out The Big Guns With Appearances By Carpenter, Refn, Palahniuk; INSANE Roster of Films!!

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This one falls into the “Holy shit” category. The roster of films and guests for 2014’s Beyond Fest (returning again to the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian theater)  was just announced and well, fright fanatics, it’s looking quite epic indeed. Premieres of films such as the TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN remake, V/H/S:VIRAL, HORNS, and even a live […]

Beyond Fright -The Ramones & White Zombie Do THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE!!

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On the previous Beyond Fright entry, I wrote about The Huntingtons’ “Let’s Go to Haddonfield“, a song that was written about John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. For this one, I decided to focus on two songs that went in the direction of somewhere else, that place being Texas.  Full of heat, barbecue and some good ol’ fashioned murder […]